|'A Cool Respite' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
available here by paypal $125
I call it my B2B Method ....Back to Basics. It allows me to take a busy landscape reference (photo or plein air) and simplify it. It allows me to paint quickly and efficiently. It allows me to thoroughly enjoy the painting process without stressing over 'getting it wrong'.
|reference photo and value thumbnail|
Five Steps to a Good Thumbnail
Tips for Avoiding Spotty Paintings
I am currently working on a digital lesson/demo on the B2B method so stay tuned and practice your thumbnails!!
TIP: If you find you don't have as much time to paint as you'd like try keeping a small sketchbook with you to be used for doing simple value thumbnails. The more you do the easier it will be to see things in big simple masses of dark and light. These thumbnails count towards the much needed 'miles of canvas'!